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Bruce Baker: How to Get Rid of Accountability, Transparency, and Student Rights

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Ravitch says: "This may be the most important article you read this week, this month, or this year. Bruce Baker nails what is wrong with "education reform." Basically, the public has been sold a bill of goods. We have been told that charters, vouchers, tuition tax credits, and other means of removing governance from the public sector to the private sector will produce schools that are more transparent and more accountable. We are also told--though Baker doesn't explore it here--that these choices will produce education miracles for poor and minority students (that's not true either).What Baker demonstrates in detail is that charter schools and voucher schools are less transparent and less accountable than public schools. Furthermore, in these alternative settings, students forego their constitutional rights... READ MORE and don't miss the truth about reform!

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